Deported from India, British MP Debbie Abrahams to land in Pakistan for Azad Kashmir visit
ISLAMABAD - Deported from India, British MP Debbie Abrahams to land in Pakistan for Azad Kashmir visit.
A day after British MP Debbie Abrahams was denied entry to India and deported to Dubai, sources said that she headed to Pakistan on Tuesday.
Abrahams left from Dubai for Pakistan as she already had a plan to visit the South Asian nation which she had not disclosed earlier, added the sources.
She is also scheduled to visit Pakistan Kashmir.
Abrahams has been active against India at the behest of Pakistan, added the sources. Her visit to Pakistan and Azad Kashmir has been sponsored by the Pakistan Government.
The Indian government clarified that Abrahams' visa was revoked as she had indulged in activities which went against the national interest of India.
The sources added that the rejection of the e-Business Visa was intimated to her on February 14. Abrahams was stopped from entering India after her arrival at the New Delhi airport on February 17 (Monday) and deported to Dubai.
The government sources also clarified that the grant, rejection, revocation of visa or electronic travel authorisation is the sovereign right of any country.
It added that Abrahams was issued an e-Business Visa on October 7, 2019, which was valid until October 5, 2020, to attend business meetings. "Her e-Business Visa was revoked on February 14, 2020, on account of her indulging in activities which went against India's national interest.
The rejection of the visa was intimated to her on February 14," added the sources.
The sources also added that Abrahams was not in the possession of a valid visa at the time of her travel to India and she was accordingly requested to return.
"There is no provision of 'visa on arrival' for UK nationals at the airport," said the sources.